Planetary Transits for December 29 – January 4

Chart of the Week:  Carrie Fisher (Oct. 21, 1956, 12:49 p.m., Los Angeles, CA) had the Capricorn rising sign, with Sun in Libra and Moon in Taurus.
Mars in the 2nd house gave her courageous speech and status from her parents and property.
Moon in the 5th house gave her a daughter and emotional relationships.
Ketu in the 5th house gave her a mystical mind.
Jupiter in the 8th house gave windfalls in foreign lands, but setbacks with intimacy.
Venus in the 8th house gave her a vulnerable and international career.
Mercury in the 9th house gave her long distance travel and writing/communication skills.
Sun in the 10th house gave her a royal career (she even played Princess Leia).
Saturn in the 11th house gave her income from hard work and family money.
Rahu in the 11th house gave her large gains and friendships with manipulative people who used drugs.
Both Rahu and Ketu afflicted her Moon and caused emotional stress and bi-polar disorders.
The debilitated Sun and afflicted Moon contributed to her health and heart ailments.
Rahu and Ketu also afflicted her Saturn, which cut short her life span.
Sun transits Sagittarius, from 13:51 to 20:59°. This connects the government with law, banking, religion and education. Sun is moving away from the fifth aspect of Rahu. This should be helpful for leaders, physicians, administrators and governments.
Moon is waxing and transits Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and into Pisces.  The new Moon is in Sagittarius, Dec. 28.
Mars transits Aquarius, from 13:21 to 18:38°.  This connects the military, police, fire departments, etc., with inventive, unconventional and humanitarian efforts. Mars is moving away from the close conjunction with Ketu. This should bring relief for the military, police, athletes, executives, surgeons and firefighters, along with property matters.
Last Week’s Prediction: “This is not favorable for…police….the military… ” (Russian Military Defense Airliner Crashes, 92 Onboard Die; Deadly Christmas Weekend in Chicago: 12 People Fatally Shot.)
In Memoriam to the Russian Military Choir:
Mercury transits Sagittarius, from 12:44 to 05:32°.   This connects business and communications with law, banking, religion and education. Mercury is under the 5th aspect of Rahu. Be vigilant with stocks, finance, business, and communications, along with health and computer viruses.
Mercury is retrograde until Jan. 7.  Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most people.  The adverse effects are primarily felt by Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries – and only if Mercury is within 5 degrees of their rising sign degree (in any house) or within 5 degrees of another planet, by conjunction or aspect.  For other persons, the adverse effects are seen when Mercury is within 5 degrees of a functional malefic planet for their rising sign, by aspect or conjunction.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 26:45 to 27:28°.  Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor, the fast-moving and frequently weak Mercury, until Sept. 2017. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient over the next 9 months — and wear a yellow sapphire gemstone, as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits Aquarius, from 00:23 to 07:57°.  Venus is weak in degrees until Jan. 2. Take care of the women in your life and be patient with medicine, luxuries, entertainment, the arts and transportation.
Last Week’s Prediction: “Weather problems are also likely” (Snow, Ice and Cold Hammer Millions Across Midwest.)
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 26:57 to 27:45°.  Saturn remains in Scorpio through Jan. 25. This can cause adverse effects for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) whenever Saturn is within 5° of their rising sign degree or any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 10:47 to 10:26°.  Those persons, companies or countries with 9 – 11° rising signs or with any planet at 9 – 11° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient – and, at all times.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”): 
Aries:  Breathe a sigh of relief from recent highs and lows. For some of you there was a spiritual experience. Expect an improvement for you, your children and investments. There may be a windfall. Focus on research and knowledge. Expect gains from women, partnerships and joint ventures – as well as from the arts, luxuries, property, entertainment and your own efforts.
Taurus:  Expect relief from recent expenses and separations. Property and home life should also improve, but remain vulnerable through mid-Jan. Connect your career with partnerships and joint ventures. Redecorate your workspace and connect with women, the arts, and luxuries. Be vigilant to avoid debts and disputes at work.  Take care of your children, education and investments through Jan.
Gemini:  Recent issues with your own initiatives dissipate. Focus on marriage, partnerships and joint ventures through mid-Dec. Expect relief with income and friendships, but remain vigilant with these until Jan. 20 to avoid debts and disputes.  Expect good fortune through women, luxuries and the arts.  Connect property and home life with joint ventures and foreign residences through Jan.
Cancer: Expect relief with your status, but continue to be vigilant to manage debts and disputes through mid-Jan.  Recent stress in the workplace dissipates, but remain patient to manage delays and setbacks through Jan. 20. Property, vehicles and home life are vulnerable to setbacks or accidents through Jan. 27. Be careful with communications and your own initiatives through Jan.
Leo: Recent unexpected issues dissipate. Focus on your children, education and investments through mid-Jan. Connect entrepreneurial projects with partnerships and joint ventures. Expect good fortune with same. Your spouse or partner may take a long-distance journey of a short duration. Focus on writing, business, finance, language and technology through Jan.
Virgo: Recent sudden losses and expenses dissipate — as do the chances for accidents and obstructions. Be vigilant before speaking, however, to avoid debts and disputes. There may be issues with marriage, inheritance or windfalls. It may be better to avoid entrepreneurial projects until Feb. Focus on family life and work out of your home on writing, business and intellectual property through Jan.
Libra: Recent sudden issues with income, friendships or older siblings dissipate, but these also remain subject to losses and expenses through mid-Jan. Marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures improve, but watch out for emotionalism. Focus on your children, education, and investments through late Jan. Be patient with entrepreneurial expenses through Jan.
Scorpio: Recent sudden issues in the workplace begin to dissipate. Expect a lift with your career and speak up as an authority figure. Health, finances, and legal issues should also improve. Be patient with short-lived losses and expenses against property, vehicles and home life through late Jan. Income, friendships and older siblings should do well through Jan.
Sagittarius: Recent sudden issues with your health and authority figures begin to dissipate. Same goes with issues with your children, education and investments. Take a leadership position through mid-Jan.  Expect gains during Jan. from entrepreneurial projects. Focus on your career and writing, business, communications and intellectual property through Jan.
Capricorn: Recent sudden issues begin to dissipate, but be vigilant to avoid accidents and to manage losses and expenses through mid-Jan. Expect improvement with property, vehicles and home life – as well as a lift in the workplace that contributes to your status and family life.  Expect income and friendships, along with good fortune with long distance ventures through Jan.
Aquarius: Recent sudden issues with marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures dissipate. Same goes for independent projects, younger siblings and entrepreneurial ventures. Expect gains from relationships, but be patient with setbacks and obstructions.  Focus on knowledge, along with writing, business, communications and intellectual property through Jan.
Pisces: Recent sudden issues with debts, disputes, health and legal issues, or authority figures begin to dissipate. Take a leadership position at work and connect with large organizations. There may be status or family life with long distance ventures through Jan. 19.  Connect your career with joint ventures and focus on writing, business, finance, communications and intellectual property through Jan.
About the Author: David Hawthorne, M.S., J.B.
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